Todd Lokken from Strategic Fantasy Football reports top 5 surprise fantasy stats for the NFL’s week 5.

October 12, 2005 (PRLEAP.COM) Sports News
This week's top 3 surprises all come from the Eagles, starting with Brian Westbrook and Donovan McNabb. The two had great stats in week 4, but week 5 was a different story. This week, the Cowboys thoroughly dominated the Eagles, and as a result, both McNabb and Westbrook had awful fantasy statistics. McNabb passed for only 131 yards and zero touchdowns, while Westbrook ran for only 12 yards, and caught 3 balls for a paltry 24 yards. Finally, number 3 is Terrell Owens, who had only 50 yards receiving against a Dallas team that had just lost to Oakland (and almost lost to San Francisco). “This is an absolute anomaly for the Eagles”, says Todd Lokken, President of Strategic Fantasy Football. “They are bound to have one game like this during the year”.

The 4th biggest surprise of the week was the Saints Donte Stallworth. Stallworth came into the game off a huge week 4, and with Joe Horn nursing an injury, all signs pointed to a great day against a woeful Packer defense. Unfortunately, Stallworth never got going, and the he wound up with one catch for 6 yards, easily the worst performance of the day for a number 1 receiver. What makes the stats even more surprising is that the Packers blew out the Saints 52-3, and usually there would be some “garbage time” catches. Not for Stallworth, however. His only catch came very late in the game.

Finally, the last surprise of the week is Brett Favre unloading on the Saints. Everything the Packers did went right; everything the Saints did went wrong. Favre threw for 215 yards and added three touchdowns just a day before his 36th birthday. If this week was any indication, Favre still has plenty left in the tank, according to Lokken.

Strategic Fantasy Football provides fantasy football analysis and strategy for players of fantasy football. For more information, contact Todd Lokken at 847.985.8566.